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Lands of the midnight sun and polar night

Slide 1 of 18: Ivalo’s extreme latitude allows the small Lapland village to experience polar days and nights. And while people don’t generally flock there —though it does reportedly have a subculture of gold panners — the resort Saariselkä, around 20 miles away, is popular for both winter and summer sports and other outdoor activities.

Ivalo, Finland (or Saariselkä)

Ivalo’s extreme latitude allows the small Lapland village to experience polar days and nights. And while people don’t generally flock there —though it does reportedly have a subculture of gold panners — the resort Saariselkä, around 20 miles away, is popular for both winter and summer sports and other outdoor activities.
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